I am curious to know what people actually think (or not think) about in order to focus on their runs.
Personally I find that I run better and for longer if I am distracted, whether by staring at the scenery around or thinking about the grocery shop. Anything to keep the evil Inner Voice quiet for long enough to complete my laps.
What do you think about when running? Do you, for instance, find it helpful to check the time, count the steps/ breath/ gait etc. or do you try to distract yourself by listening to music and think about things other than running?